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5 Canadian REITs at Risk of a Distribution Cut

Today we have identified five Canadian REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) with an expected 2017 funds from operations (FFO) per unit decrease of more than 10%. 94 more words

Small Cap Investing

Don't fear REITs when interest rates rise — unless you are in Canada

Real estate investment trusts aren’t to be avoided as interest rates rise — except in Canada, where lower cash-flow growth and higher leverage make them riskier bets, according to the head of securities at a $6.5-billion real estate fund. 446 more words


KeyStone Financial Senior Analyst Aaron Dunn took the time to speak with SmallCapPower during his recent visit to Toronto, explaining the difference between the speculative business model and the investment business model. 42 more words

Small Cap Investing

Echelon Wealth Partners continues its steady expansion: adds Arinder Mahal in investment banking

The steady expansion at Echelon Wealth Partners, an independent brokerage firm, continues. On Wednesday the firm announced that Arinder Mahal has joined the firm to lead its technology investment banking group. 216 more words

FP Street

Canadian provincial borrowers receive friendly welcome in Britain

Britain in May is great for a sports fan, for garden enthusiasts and for theatre goers — though speaking personally, July is even better.

Canadian borrowers have found attractions in other areas and through those efforts have located a group of willing fixed-income investors interested in buying well-rated paper. 543 more words

FP Street

The real estate market in Canada has been soaring the past couple of years, and if you expect the trend to continue these five REITs could go even higher. 104 more words

Small Cap Investing

Yedlin: GMP FirstEnergy merger on track

It’s been almost eight months since Calgary-based investment bank FirstEnergy Capital Corp. announced it was merging with Toronto-based GMP Securities.

The deal, which was seen as a takeover of FirstEnergy by GMP, surprised many for reasons that included the fact GMP had effectively gutted its energy practice in Calgary. 802 more words